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Bestway

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2113 Walker Ave
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27403-1655
United States

(336) 272-4264 | map

Notes:
Monday-Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00pm

Added by cbros on 03-24-2009

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
106
pDev:
10.82%
 
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Reviews by bullywee:
Photo of bullywee
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A review way long overdue! The grocery store turned beer temple is hands down the best place Ive bought beer in NC.
The selection is astonishing! all very well organized and displayed in one cooler that runs along the entire wall of the store. The American craft beer is at the left arranged geographically by brewery, followed by UK beers, then the Belgians, then Germans and other Euros. Pretty much everything available in NC is represented. My recent finds have been, Brooklyn Black OPS, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and Victory At Sea, Fantome Artisanale Sur Lie, Highland Auld Asheville Vintage, Old Hickory Pale ale, Allagash Interlude and Fluxus 09.
The service is great! and if Roger isn't there the beer aisle is always staffed with employees able to answer questions and give recommendations. Tastings are Thursday and Saturday and the ones that I have attended have been very good.
This place moves beer and with all the beer in coolers the quality is top notch. Every single beer I have had has been in top shape,
Overall a great place and a welcome addition to my neighborhood and the NC beer scene.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ab39z
3.52/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of metter98
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Vibe: I stopped at this place on a Saturday morning. The beer department is located along one aisle on the left side of the store. There was one cooler that ran along the full length of the store and included all of the domestic beers, starting with North Carolina beers followed by beers from the East Coast and beers from the West Coast. There were some separate racks in the back with beers from other countries, which were not refrigerated.

Quality: Beers were stored out of direct sunlight and about three quarters of the selection was stored in the large cooler.

Service: There was only one other customer in the store (shopping for groceries) so I didn't see any staff walking around the aisles. The only person that seemed to be working was a checkout clerk.

Selection: The store had a very extensive selection of domestic beers and had a particularly good representation of local beers from North Carolina. It had one of the biggest selections that I've seen in the Piedmont Triad area.

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Photo of Billolick
4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Cool grocery in a little coo/progressivel part of town....this place has a HUGE selection of the good stuff from far and wide...I ws most interested in the locals and I was not dissappointed....well worth a visit if in the area...also located very close by were a farmers market, coffee shop and a few cool looking bars/restaurants...

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Photo of KP_McPurg
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

We're really lucky to have the Bestway in Greensboro. The service and selection are second to none! If you're going to be anywhere nearby you should make a stop and check the "wall of beer" I'm sure they'll have some of your favorites.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I have going to this place for the last year every time I visit family. Excellent beer selection both the hot new stuff and the great local stuff. I always ask for good local suggestions and so far everything has been great. Beer is fresh, they have regular tastings and the place is pretty easy to find. I must stop if you are in the area.

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Photo of Bjm94
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of glf60
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of OldManMetal
4.05/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Picture a smallish, outdated grocery store with an amazing beer selection- a beer selection so comprehensive that its very existence in said store creates a sense of incongruity strong enough to be almost unsettling, in a Twilight Zone way. That's Bestway on Walker Ave in Greensboro.

Man, have they got beer! It's organized by state/country of origin, with NC getting more space than anywhere else- their selection of NC beers is very comprehensive. The refrigerated beer section stretches from the from the front of the store to the back, and seemed to be all domestics- mostly craft/regional with a small amount of space for the big-name AALs. Running down the middle of the beer aisle is a grouping of free-standing shelves for unrefrigerated imports; their selection of German and Belgian beers in particular is just mind-blowing. They fill growlers as well, but I didn't make it past the "wall of beer" so I can't speak to their draft selection. I didn't see any evidence of a mix-a-six option.

Service? Eh, it's a grocery store. The young lady stocking beer made a point to ask customers if they needed help finding anything; that's about as good as I expect service to be in a grocery store. I didn't ask staff any questions, so I can't judge their beer knowledge (or lack thereof). Prices were about what I'd expect in a smaller grocery store: not as good as box-store prices, and a bit higher than you'd pay at a bigger grocery store. The thing is, you'd not find 99% of this beer in a box store or a "normal" grocery store, so I don't begrudge them a bit more per six pack.

If you're in Greensboro and you are looking to pick up a six-pack or twelve-pack of good beer, you're probably wasting time going anywhere but here.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome selection, a true gem of a beer store

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Photo of ricoslim
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of W_Des
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great local grocery store with a wall of beer. The selection is very good and they will get specialty release beers. They update their beer menus page often which is great when I want to check out what is in stock. They have a growler fill area but you have to use their growlers which is where I docked some points. Overall a great beer place.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.01/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NHK79
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of notascoolasyou
3.97/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nctide
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of seanchai
4.62/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WS_Transplant
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Highbury09
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Macsimus
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ssslowboat
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Amazing selection! Best in the triad, hands down. Of course you can find rare and very expensive beers, but I can always find something in my price range and haven't had anything but fresh beers and friendly service. Most def worth checking out!

(also worth a look is a laundrymat across the street, pool tales with a bar in the back)

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5

This is basically a quaint small town grocery store with a killer beer section. I visited on a busy Saturday afternoon in Dec 2014. There were lots of people loading up carts with huge purchases of NC beers. The NC beer selection was the best of the 5 BA-top-rated stores I visited in the Triangle area that week. For example, they had a stack of Hop Drop n Roll cases 5 feet high--beer that was canned the day before I visited!! Amazing! Also, a really nice selection of Wicked Weed offerings. And many others I hadn't seen at other stores during my week in the Triangle area. The down side: this is a grocery store, not a beer store, which meant there was no one in the store on a Saturday afternoon who could give any advice about the beer offerings, except for other customers. I shudder to think about the business they could have been doing if they'd have had a smart beer person helping the customers. However, put that aside, do your own homework before you go, and definitely make Bestway a stop if you are anywhere close to the area.

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Bestway in Greensboro, NC
Place rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 106 ratings
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